Dreaming about ditching your day job so you can become a fully-fledged writer?  Internationally published children’s author Allison Tait and...

So You Want to be a Writer

Location:

140 George St
2000 NSW
Australia

So you want to be a writer - Vivid Sydney 2019
So you want to be a writer - Vivid Sydney 2019

Speakers

Allison Tait

Allison Tait

Author

Allison Tait is the co-host of the top-rating podcast 'So you want to be a writer'. She is also the internationally published bestselling author of six novels. Also known as A.L. Tait, Allison’s first children’s book series, The Mapmaker Chronicles, has won her a legion of fans across the country, and is now available in the US, UK, and other territories around the world.

Allison’s latest series, The Ateban Cipher, currently comprises two books The Book of Secrets and The Book of Answers, and continue Allison’s success with epic adventure stories.

Valerie Khoo

Valerie Khoo

National Director, Australian Writers' Centre

Valerie Khoo is the co-host of the top-rating podcast 'So you want to be a writer'. She is an award-winning feature writer and National Director of the Australian Writers' Centre. She writes for a range of corporate and consumer publications and was previously a regular writer for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age for over 15 years. Valerie is also the author of six books. Her latest book is 'Power Stories: The 8 Stories You MUST Tell to Build an Epic Business'.

Candice Fox

Candice Fox

Author

Candice Fox is the award-winning writer of 'Hush Hush', her fourth book with iconic crime and thriller author James Patterson. 'Liar Liar', 'Fifty Fifty' and her bestselling novel 'Never Never' were also written with James Patterson. Described as “a brutal, action-packed and really hard-edged novel about a crime set in a FIFO mine in the outback,” 'Never Never' hit number 1 in the New York Times bestseller list and was released in 2016.

'Crimson Lake' is an edgy suspense novel published in 2017. 'Redemption Point' is book two in the series (published in 2018) and her latest book, 'Gone by Midnight' is number three in the series, published in 2019 by Penguin Random House Australia.

Pamela Freeman

Dr Pamela Freeman

Director of Creative Writing, Australian Writers' Centre

Dr Pamela Freeman is the award-winning author of more than 30 books. Her most recent book, published under the name of Pamela Hart, is 'The Desert Nurse', a WWI historical novel set in Cairo and the Sinai, and covers the entire war, ending on Armistice Day. In 2017 'A Letter from Italy', a historical novel set at the height of World War I was published.

In 2016, 'The War Bride', a historical novel set shortly after World War I was published, sequel to 'The Soldier’s Wife' (2015) (all published by Hachette Australia). Pamela is also Director of Creative Writing at the Australian Writers' Centre.

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Event Details

Dreaming about ditching your day job so you can become a fully-fledged writer? 

Internationally published children’s author Allison Tait and national director of the Australian Writers' Centre Valerie Khoo host the top-rating podcast So You Want To Be a Writer. For Vivid Ideas, they expand their dialogue into a panel discussion with audience participation to help aspiring writers determine the exact steps they need to take to get into their chosen writing field. 

Award-winning authors Candice Fox and Pamela Freeman join proceedings. Candice is the Number 1 New York Times bestselling author of crime fiction. Pamela is author of over 30 books for adults and children. Together the panel share their experiences and provide top tips for emerging writers. Find out how they've each evolved a passion for writing into a full-time career. The session is particularly relevant to those in roles they’d prefer to transition away from to become full-time creatives. 

The panellists’ expert advice is invaluable. Bring your notebooks and scribble down those questions for the post-panel Q&A session. Anyone curious to explore the world of writing and publishing will gain insights into how to break into the industry. This is an ideal event for connecting with like-minded writers, discovering opportunities and getting inspired to achieve your writing goals.

 

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  • Wheelchair accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.

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